Friday, October 5, 2012

Wishing All a Safe, Active and Healthy Canadian Up Coming Thanksgiving Weekend, Jour de l'Action de grâce !

Our Canadian parliament on January 31, 1957 made the following proclamation:

“ A Day of General Thanksgiving to Almighty God for the bountiful harvest with which Canada has been blessed, to be observed on the 2nd Monday in October. ”

Prior to this in 1879 our parliament had declared the 6th day in November as Thanksgiving day.

While our motives of celebrating this holiday have changed over the years, the idea of giving thanks remains a strong value for many Canadians both new and old.

Canadian Thanks giving weekend and Day is an occasion to get together with family, friends and associates to eat and perhaps drink joyously together and for many close the cottage for the coming winter.

It is also the least stressful national holiday and all about being thankful for the great benefits, rights and freedoms that we Canadians sometimes take for granted of having the privilege of residing in the best country in the World.

A Happy Thanksgiving Day and Weekend to all.

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